Thursday, January 2, 2014

Heart Health: What Not To Eat

There are few muscles in human anatomy as important as the heart. It is the sole engine responsible for ensuring blood is pumped throughout the body. Heart health is one of the primary concerns of any health-conscious individual, and should be a priority for everyone. Working to maintain a healthy heart is the key to maintaining a long and fulfilling life. Like any machine, there are certain steps that must be taken to maintain the health of the heart. Exercise plays a major part, but diet is also equally important. Here are four food and food ingredients that lead to heart complications. Trans Fat One of the most harmful substances to avoid in your diet is trans-fat. Luckily, it is also one of the easiest to avoid. Trans far raises LDL cholesterol, which is the bad cholesterol, and simultaneously lowers the good cholesterol, HDL. To maintain a healthy diet, it is recommended by the American Heart Association to limit trans-fat to one percent of overall calorie intake. Fortunately tra

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